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Associate Degree in Applied Technologies

University of Tasmania
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Hobart
25,000 AUD
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Launceston
25,000 AUD
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Program description

Associate Degree in Applied Technologies

The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies is a new pathway to a career in two exciting high-tech fields: Cyber Security and Cyber-Physical Systems (robotics and automation). This program has been developed in response to industry demand for graduates with practical skills in these rapidly expanding areas.

Throughout the program, you’ll acquire hands-on experience with real world issues facing almost every industry today, such as automation, information security and data analysis. With its work-based, industry-led delivery and its emphasis on applied technology, the program is a world away from traditional IT degrees. The two year (full time) duration also means that you’ll graduate faster with highly relevant work-ready skills. If you’ve never considered a career in IT but love all things ‘tech’, this program could be for you!

Industry experts have helped to develop the course and are actively involved in the delivery through teaching, site visits, case studies and work placements. This ensures that you’ll be equipped with best practice processes and skills for a rapidly developing career path.

The program is available for full-time and part-time study across all campuses in Tasmania and is delivered through a combination of online study, face-to-face classes, practical workshops and tutorials.

The specialisations currently available are Cyber Security or Cyber-Physical Systems (robotics and automation). In both specialisations, you’ll complete a major project applying the principles you’ve learned.

Cyber-Physical Systems (Robotics and automation)

(not offered in 2020)

Cyber-Physical Systems (Robotics and Automation) are systems in which physical processes are monitored and controlled by computer systems. This specialisation covers areas such as sensor technologies, data capture, data analysis and visualisation processes and introduces students to industry applications such as electric grids, robotics, and driverless vehicles. The program provides students with the latest knowledge and skills to make a real impact in this exciting and rapidly expanding area.

Cyber Security

This specialisation has been developed to create cyber security technologists who have the technical and project management skills to work across any organisation. Subjects are industry-specific and cover areas such as protecting systems from hackers and detecting & preventing credit card fraud. Our course is industry-specific, taught by industry, so you study subjects important to business – like implementing security technologies to protect against hackers or credit card fraud. Students will complete a project applying principles covered within this course.

Completing our Associate Degree in Applied Technology will give you:

  • A pathway to a great career in exciting and rapidly evolving technologies
  • Practical skills to take straight into the workplace
  • Opportunities to advance in your chosen field
  • An in-depth knowledge of industry requirements
  • The skills to help you meet personal career development goals
  • Potential credit towards further study at the University of Tasmania

Admission requirements

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last two years must be provided.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Program content

Cyber-Physical Systems specialisation

  • Digital control systems
  • Object orientated programming
  • Project management
  • Design Thinking & Digital Innovation
  • Principles of electrical machines
  • Intelligent systems and robotics

Cyber Security specialisation

  • Ethical Hacking
  • Data Analysis
  • Project management
  • Design Thinking & Digital Innovation
  • Programming principles
  • Information security
  • Technology and Innovation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Qualification

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence.
  2. Reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, and manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing of personal performance as a means of managing continuing professional development and lifelong learning.
  3. Perform project management tasks to support the completion of advanced discipline projects.
  4. Identify, select and use technologies and tools relevant to the specialised discipline to generate, manage, maintain and share information.
  5. Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional discipline practice in a global and sustainable context.
  6. Apply effective communication skills in a professional context to interpret, evaluate and present technical discipline information using oral, written, visual modes.

Career opportunities

Graduation from the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies can provide an entry opportunity for those who have not worked in technologies, accelerate progression through a graduate’s present organisation, or open up new career paths and opportunities.

Specialisation - Cyber-Physical Systems

On completion of the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies (Cyber-Physical Systems) you will be able to:

  • Commence employment or enhance your current employment as a cyber-physical systems technologist; or
  • Articulate into further undergraduate study with credit into a specified University of Tasmania bachelor degree. This further study will prepare you to transition into leadership and management roles.

New to Cyber-Physical Systems and never worked in the industry before?

For graduates new to Cyber-Physical Systems, this qualification could assist you to gain roles which could include service technician, sales consultant, systems technician, site installation technician or project support officer.

Already working in industry and want to fast track or leverage off past experience?

For graduates already working in the information and communications technology industry, the Associate degree in Applied Technologies (Cyber-Physical Systems) may enable you to progress into managerial roles, leading a small team, becoming a specialist in the cyber-physical systems field.

Potential Types Of Employers

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Transportation/Automotive
  • Agri technology
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Defence resources
  • Health Care
  • Green & Renewable technologies
  • Sustainable development: Water, pollution, waste, etc..

Specialisation - Cyber Security

On completion of the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies (Cyber Security) you will be able to:

  • Commence employment or enhance your current employment as a cybersecurity technologist; or
  • Articulate into further undergraduate study with credit into a specified University of Tasmania bachelor degree. This further study will prepare you to transition into leadership and management roles.

New to Cybersecurity and never worked in the industry before?

For graduates new to Cyber Security, this qualification could assist you to gain roles which could include network analysis, sales consultant, security specialist, computer support technician or project support officer.

Already working in industry and want to fast track or leverage off past experience?

For graduates already working in the information and communications technology industry, the Associate degree in Applied Technologies (Cyber Security) may enable you to progress into managerial roles, leading a small team, becoming a specialist in the cybersecurity field.

Potential Types Of Employers

  • Banks
  • Local, state and federal governments
  • Consultancies
  • Defence
  • Investment companies
  • telecommunication

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University of Tasmania

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TAS 7001 Hobart
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